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Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Ashar 9, 1422 BS, Ramadan 5, 1436 Hijr

Closed BTMC mills to be operated in joint venture
Staff correspondent
Published : Tuesday, 23 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 10
Textiles and Jute Minister Muhammad Imazuddin Pramanik on Monday said the government is going to enact the Textile Industry Law, 2015 for smooth management as well as modernization of the sector.
Several Projects have been undertaken to establish textile vocational institutes, diploma institutes and BSC textile engineering colleges aimed at creating skilled manpower in the textile industry, the Minister said at the Jatiya Sangsad.
"The government has also undertaken a plan for running and modernization of eight closed textile mills under the Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) in joint venture with local and foreign entrepreneurs," he said while replying to a scripted query raised by treasury bench member Md Tazul Islam (Comilla-9).
The textile mills are: Ahmed Bawani Textile Mills, Demra, Dhaka; Dinajpur Textiles Mills, Sadarpur, Dinajpur; Dost Textiles Mills, Ranirhat, Feni; Tangail Textile Mills, Tangail; Darwani Textile Mills, Nilphamari; RR Textile Mills, Sitakundu, Chittagong; Quaderia Textile Mills, Tongi, Gazipur and Chittaranjan Cotton Mills, Godnail, Narayanganj.
A total of six BTMC-run mills are now operational while steps are being taken to operate the remaining mills under the same system, Imazuddin Pramanik said.
He said facilities are being offered to import tax free equipment which are compliant to local and foreign buyers' demand.
Special economic zones are being established at different places of the country, while diplomatic ties with different countries are being strengthened for expansion of the textile industry and boosting its export market, Imazuddin said.

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